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17 Beautiful Parks in South Bengaluru

Updated on December 18, 2017
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Srikanth lives in Bengaluru. He is passionate about helping people make the most of their trip to this wonderful city.

Roses in Lalbagh

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Air pollution is a major problem in Bengaluru, which is the second-fastest growing major metropolis in India. Fortunately there are some parks in the city, which are its lung spaces.

Here are some charming parks in South Bengaluru.

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Cubbon Park

This landmark lung space of Bengaluru covers an area of around 300 acres. It houses massive trees, flowerbeds, plants, monuments, statues, children's park and much more. The park has around 68 genera and 96 species of plants and trees. More than 6000 plants and trees have made Cubbon Park their home.

Indigenous Species in Cubbon Park

Here you will find indigenous species like artocarpus, cassia fistula, ficus and polyalthias; and exotic species like araucaria, bamboo, castanospermum australe, grevillea robusta, millettia, peltophorum, schinus molle, swietenia mahagoni and tabebuia.

I have visited this park many times. I was a regular visitor to the library inside the park during my college days and later on while I was seeking employment. I have meditated many times sitting on benches under the trees and walked for long durations here.


Covering an area of around 240 acres, this beautiful botanical garden houses flowerbeds, lawns, lotus pools, a lake, a glass house, statues, massive trees, plants, fountains, a 3,000-million-year-old rock formations and much more.

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Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Mavalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004, India
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Flowers in Lalbagh

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Silk-Cotton Tree at Lalbagh

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M.N. Krishna Rao Park

Located in Basavanagudi, near Netkallappa Circle, this park is well-known for its beautiful trees with large canopies. This well-maintained park has children's play area, open air gymnasium and jogging tracks.

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M.N. Krishna Rao Park, Dewan Madhava Rao Rd, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004, India
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Madhavan Park

Located in Hombegowda Nagar, this park has an excellent jogging track; it's a delight to jog here in the early morning hours. The children's play area offers swings, slides, a merry go around and much more.

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Madhavan Park, Jayanagar East, S End Rd, 1st Block, Hombegowda Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560011, I
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Bugle Rock Park

This serene park in Basavanagudi houses rocks, statues, gardens, waterfalls, fountains and three temples. The bugle rock in the park is actually a 3,000-million-year-old abrupt rise above the ground of peninsular gneiss. There is a watch tower on the rock.

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Bugle Rock Park, Bull Temple Rd, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560019, India
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Mini Forest

Located in J P Nagar 3rd Phase, this park is well-known for its exotic birds like Asian paradise flycatcher. Sounds of various birds in the park will delight your heart.

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Mini Forest, Aris Global Bengaluru,, 3rd Phase, JP Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560078, India
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Lakshmi Devi Park

Located near Bethany School in Koramangala 6th Block, this well-maintained, beautiful children's park features lawns, plants, trees, slides, swings, carousel, walking tracks and much more.

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Lakshmi Devi Park, #151,19th main, near Bethany school 6th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka
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Vivekananda Park

Statue of Swami Vivekananda is the main attraction of this peaceful park. Located in Girinagar, this serene park has children's play area, lawns, plants, flower beds, trees and fountains. Music concerts are also organized here.

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Vivekananda park, 380, 1st A Main Rd, 1st phase Girinagar, Writers Colony, Giri Nagar, Banashankari
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Banagiri Park

Located in Banashankari 3rd Stage, this beautiful and peaceful park is ideal to burn some calories in the early morning hours. It attracts many joggers and walkers. There is a gazebo, where you can read, or meditate, or just sit and relax.

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Banagiri Park, Banashankari 3rd Stage, Banashankari, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560070, India
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Pushpanjali Park

Located in 2nd Phase, Hosakerehalli Layout, Banashankari Stage I, this park is ideal for morning walk. A playground is attached to this peaceful park, which has well-maintained lawn and trees.

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Pushpanjali Park, 443, 3rd B Main Rd, 2nd Phase, Hosakerehalli Layout, Banashankari Stage I, Banasha
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Ranadheera Kanteerava Park

Located in Jayanagar 1st Block, this open air park has many playing areas. This lung space has an attractive statue of Mother Kaveri with a child and other attractive sculptures. There is a pond, jogging track and benches in shapes of fruits, flowers and human organs.

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Ranadheera Kanteerava Park, Rashtriya Vidyalaya Rd, Jayanagar East, Jaya Nagar 1st Block, Jayanagar,
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Chandavalliya Thota

Located in Jayanagar East, Chandavalliya Thota park is ideal for morning walk. There is a play area for children in this beautiful lung space, with all relevant playground equipment. This park is a good place to relax for seniors.

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Chandavalliya Thota, 9th Cross, Jayanagar East, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560082, India
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Butterfly Park

Butterfly Garden at WIPRO, Electronic City, not only houses colorful butterflies, but also has confluent paintings on large granite slabs and stone sculptures.

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Butterfly Park (Private Property), Electronics City Phase 1, Electronics City, Doddathoguru, Bengalu
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Yediyur Lake Park

This park surrounds Yadiyur Lake. The children's play area in the park is equipped to keep your child engaged and entertained. The lake hosts many migratory birds. There is one statue of a beautiful girl, created by John Irving. You can enjoy boating and water scooting.

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Yediyur Lake, Jayanagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560070
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Dr Rajkumar Park

Located in Chamrajpet, this park is ideal for your morning exercises. It has jogging tracks and some cardio training machines. You will find plenty of greenery, a small lake, birds and squirrels here. There are some sculptures. There is play area for children.

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Dr. Rajkumar Park, Nanjamba Agrahara, Chamrajpet, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560018, India
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Shrikanteshwara Park

Located in Banashankari 3rd Stage, this park offers jogging track, children's play area and exercise equipment. This well-maintained park is ideal for your morning walks.

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Shrikanteshwara Park, 198, 4th E Main Rd, Chennammana Kere, Kathreguppe, Banashankari 3rd Stage, Ban
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It's a wonderful Park. Very good morning walk around the park with fresh air is possible here. The Garden is cleanly maintained. Gym equipments are really good. Children's play area is also very good.

— Ram Venkatesh

Virat Nagar Park

This beautiful but small park is located in residential area in Bommanahalli. It is ideal for your morning and evening walks. Simple exercise machines and yoga hall in this lung space help you burn some calories.

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Virat Nagar Park, Virat Nagar, Bommanahalli, Virat Nagar, Bommanahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560068,
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